#WorldWideNews – Spanish Vietnam, new national teams, Iran without champions

All eyes were on Zaragoza last week, with Inter’s triumph in the UEFA Futsal Cup finals. But what happened in other parts of the world? New national teams in Europe, Spaniards winning trophies in Vietnam, and an Asian giant losing teams, the highlighted news of the week (April 16-22).

Another Iranian champion dissolved

As communicated by Seed Parva (fut5al.it), Tasisat Daryaei, Iranian League champion in 2014-15 and 2015-16, announced their dissolution. The club from Teheran was runner-up in the latest season. Furthermore, they won the AFC Championsip in 2015. Parva also emphasised how almost every former league champion has disappeared, except for Giti Pasand Isfahan (2016-17) and Mes Sungun (2017-18).

Historic debut for women’s team in Norhern Ireland

Northern Ireland women’s National Team played their first-ever match, a friendly against men’s club Banbridge Town. The girls were defeated 6-4. “It was a great opportunity for the team to get match experience. We have been working really hard over the winter developing tactical knowledge and Sunday was about putting that into practice”, declared coach Keith Gibson.


Austria National Team announced

ÖFB, the Austrian footbal federation, announced the official institution of the futsal National team, eight years after the league’s foundation in 2010. The first match will probably take place in October. An experimental selection of players played two friendly matches in 2003 against Slovakia (12-0 and 9-3 defeats), but they are not going to be recognised by the federation.

Spanish presence in Vietnam Futsal League finals

The first edition of the Vietnam Futsal League (VFL) took place from March 31 to April 22. The six teams involved were the clubs from the Vietnam Basketball Assotiation, affiliated with teams from the futsal league. The aim was to promote futsal among basketball fans. Hanoi Buffaloes, Thai Son Bac’s affiliation, took home the trophy after winning the Final Four weekend. The tournament was marked by the presence of many Spanish coaches and players. Coach Luis Marimón and Noé Pardo (Fundao, Gyor) won with Hanoi/Thai Son Bac. Antonio García, Miguel Rodrigo’s assistant coach in the Vietnamese National team, led runner-up Chi Minh City Wings. Rafa García and Héctor Souto directed Cantho Catfish to third place with many players from national youth teams, along with the help of the experienced Juan Puertas.

Luis Marimón with the VFL trophy (luismarimon.wordpress.com)

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Autor: Emanuele Risso (Twitter: @eman_risso)

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